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Tickets to 2011 Gala Dinner available now

Join us for this Green Tie event at the Fireside Grill on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Doors are at 6:00 pm, Introductions at 6:30 pm and Dinner is at 7:00 pm. The Fireside Grill is located at 4509 West Saanich Road.



HAT is pleased to announce its Gala Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Fireside Grill. This Green Tie Dinner is HAT’s premier fundraising event of the year, and we are pleased to be joined by distinguished guests, our host /A\ TV's Erick Thompson, keynote speaker Dr. Chris Darimont and noted jazz guitarist Rob Cheramy.

Other highlights include a silent auction featuring unique items donated by local businesses and the  presentation of HAT’s Conservation Legacy Award.

Our keynote speaker, Chris Darimont, from GreyStone Books:

Chris Darimont spent his formative years exploring the forests and tide pools of Canada’s west coast islands. Never far behind him was Kala, his family’s loyal canine companion. This legacy prepared Chris well to initiate and lead the research team that uncovered the fascinating natural history and science featured in The Last Wild Wolves (Ian McAllister, Paul C. Paquet, Chris Darimont). Chris worked closely with Ian to seamlessly integrate his team’s findings into the book’s first-person narrative.

The wolf project research earned Chris a PhD. from the University of Victoria, and an opportunity to cultivate a decade-long relationship with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, which supported the research since its inception in 1998.

Chris is considered an emerging expert not only in Conservation Biology but also in informed advocacy, in which the Raincoast team advocates for wolves and their precious rainforest in multiple public media. Several television documentaries have focused on Chris’ work with Raincoast including Discovery Canada’s Rainwolves, Canadian Geographic’s Secrets of the Coast Wolf, and National Geographic’s Last Stand of the Great Bear. In addition to peer-reviewed publications, Chris has written popular pieces for Wild Earth, International Wolf, Howlings, Counterpunch, Arts and Opinion and many more.

Chris has been recognized for his scholarly, conservation, and volunteering contributions with numerous awards, including a Compassion in Science Award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, a Legacy Award from the University of Victoria, and a National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) graduate fellowship.

Chris continues to lead the Raincoast wolf project with Dr. Paul Paquet, and is currently an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California (Santa Cruz). He splits his time between sunny California and the moist islands of the Great Bear Rainforest.  Learn more about the Raincoast wolf project at Raincoast Conservation Foundation.


Contact the HAT office for tickets or for more information- 250 995-2428, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




For a Sneak preview of some of the items up for auction please check out our Facebook Prize Abum in addition to the list below:

2 Nights Accommodation - Deluxe King Room ($1,300 Value) - Four Seasons Hotel Whistler

One Year Subscription - Alternatives Journal

Wine Basket - BC Wine Guys

One Month Pass - Barefoot at ♥ Yoga

Robert Bateman Print - Robert Bateman & Island Blue

Beautiful Blue, Asian Tea Basket - Karen Wood

Piece of Pottery - 'Chosin Pottery

Sandpiper by Sue Colman, giclee print - Karen Wood

2 FREE 1-on-1 Personal Training Sessions - Coastal Fitness Solutions

Organic Wool All Season Duvet - The Good Planet Company

inside, signed print by artist, Lyle Schultz - Paul McNair

One Night Accommodation - Kiwi Cove Lodge

Beer Lover's Gift Basket - Lighthouse Brewing Co

Longevity & Auspiciousness, Crane Gift Basket - Karen Wood

$50 Gift Certificate - The Market on Yates

One Month Unlimited Classes - Moksha Yoga

Hiking Backpack & Accessories - Mountain Equipment Co-op

Kayak Rental - Ocean River Sports

Surfing Lessons for 2 - Pacific Surf School

Gift Certificate - WetCleaner

Weekend Accommodation at Pender Cottage

Beer Lover's Gift Basket - Phillips Brewing Company

Selection of Seeds - Saltspring Seeds

Hand Crafted Celtic Rope Mat - Marvin Eng

Bank of Montreal Swag - Bank of Montreal

Spa Gift Certificate - Sapphire Day Spa

Gift Certificate - Share Organics

Gift Certificate - The Soap Exchange

$250 Gift Card - Wine Kitz


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